40 years as an analog circuit designer and electronic system architect, specializing in the entertainment industry, specifically professional audio and video systems. Currently president and chief engineer of Jensen Transformers, Inc. www.jensen-transformers.com. Prior jobs with Quad-Eight Electronics (now defunct maker of large recording consoles), Laser Images, Inc. (producer of laser light show "Laserium", and Capitol Records (manager of electronic development engineering). I hold 4 patents and do a lot of technical writing and lecturing at trade shows and universities about the widely misunderstood topic of grounding and ground loops - and the problems they cause. I'm a life fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. I live in Oxnard, CA. In my youth, I was an avid drag racing enthusiast and, with the help of my dad (a mechanic), built a modified 1955 Chevy than ran "C-gas" class and won many trophies.
Some humanoid walking robots are also good at running, balancing, and coordinated movements in group settings. Several of our sports robots have won regional or worldwide acclaim in the RoboCup soccer World Cup, or FIRST Robotics competitions. Others include the world's first hockey-playing robot and a trash-talking Scrabble player.
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Eric Doster of iFixit talks about the most surprising aspect of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 teardown. In a presentation at Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, iFixit gave the Surface Pro 3 a score of one (out of a possible 10) for repairability.
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